Do you like a private bath?
When you want to be alone, or to stay with your family, a private bath would be the best choice.
However, most private baths lack a sense of openness in a closed space surrounded by walls.
I had thought that way since I knew an alternative option of “partially” private baths in the desert.
Read more Arizona, Rating [2/5] Lodging, Mixed bath, Private, Sightseeing, Tepid
Do you know Gila Hot Springs?
In a campground deep in the mountains of New Mexico, there is the hot springs.
I felt the same kind of atmosphere as secluded Japanese Ryokans’ open-air baths.
Perhaps the reason might be in an unlikely place.
Read more New Mexico, Rating [5/5] Lodging, Mixed bath
Do you think mixed bathing without clothing is Japan-specific culture?
It is not true.
In the United States, there are many hippies, who are said to originate from protests to the Vietnam War and deny rule-bond human living.
Actually mixed bathing culture exists across the United States, affected by hippies’ philosophy.
Read more New Mexico, Rating [3/5] Lodging, Mixed bath, Private, Sightseeing
What kind of hot springs does the Emperor enjoy, as the national symbol of Japan?
There are three resort villas that imperial families use.
Out of them, Nasu Villa in Tochigi Prefecture has hot spring in it.
In fact, the water is piped from a certain inn, and anyone can enjoy soaking.
Read more Kanto Region, Rating [5/5] Hot spring river, Lodging, Mixed bath
What places do you think are beautiful hot springs?
An open-air bath surrounded by beautiful nature may be a good idea.
Today I would like to introduce a beautiful “indoor” bath, even though the building was established around 90 years ago.
Read more Kanto Region, Rating [4/5] Lodging, Mixed bath, Sauna